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A Song For Orwell Chords

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                            A SONG FOR ORWELL

Ok, guys, another great folk punk song carrying a great message, 
and it is also easy to play!
So, here we go: the main chord progression is G E A C 
all to be played as power chords.

-During the chorus the strumming pattern used should be something like
d d   u d u d u u u d  For every chord (u= strum up - d=strum down)

-For the verse, you can play it the way you like it and it will sound good,
as long as you have an acoustic guitar and you play it loud and hard.
But if you want to match the original strumming pattern you'll have to use a 
lot of muting with your left hand:
just keep your hand on the strings without pushing, so that no sound comes
out and the strumming will result in an aggressive percussive sound.
If you play it this way, for chord changes you should strum
the chord you were playing once and then change to the the next one with a little 
muting in between: 
G *muted strumming* G - E *muted strumming* E - A *muted strumming* A - C
and so on.

All this sounds more complicated than it actually is - it is a simple song - so here we go:


intro: G E A C x2
(the second time drums go in)


G
Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree,
E
I sold you and you sold me,
A
There lie they and here lie we,
C
Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree.

G
I look at the administration 
E
they do everything they can
A
To make sure that things go their way
C
it always seems to get to me
G
Listen to what I've said
E
at this rate soon we'll all be dead
A
If things continue on this way
C
We'll soon be facing judgement day.


-Chorus


G
They will start wars at their will,
E
Train the youth to KILL KILL KILL
A
brainwash the impressionable
C
All who question's fate is sealed
G
Big brother is watching you,
E
Is there nothing we can do?
A
Be conscious and end their reign,
C
We no longer play your game.




-Chorus

-little spoken part, in wich you can play the same chords anyway you want


G
They think all of us are blind,
E
Any battlefield they'll find
A                                  C
Of the earth or on the ground or in the sea or in your mind
G *PM*                                                      
and as your good friend Orwell said
E *PM*
"don't let yourself their lies be fed,"
A *PM*
be well versed and be well learned
C *slowly release PM*
and you will never be mislead.

-Chorus x2

-Chorus two last times only with vocals
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nhb_bassist wrote on December 28 2012, 01:51 pm

It's an easy song but thank you for getting it right and THANK YOU FOR TABBING OUT ONE OF MY BAND'S SONGS. It's awesome.

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